Hugs to Jeff. He'll need them, I'm sure.
I had stayed 99% spoiler-free (saw the "Resistance Outfit" Rey figure - while that was a spoiler, it wasn't wholly unexpected I guess).
The Ben/Ren stuff though. Oof. Same here - total silence in the theater during that catwalk scene. Then, gut punch.
Excuse me while I go process this movie and smash my ******* piece of **** ******bag Kylo Ren action figure repeatedly with a hammer.
...OK, back now.
Good points Scotty - MVS seemed to be someone with Alderaanian history... maybe Jedi history too or something. Hope we learn more about him, why he had the missing piece of the map, etc.
Also, Rey - kinda glad they didn't spill all the beans on her and saved some stuff... technically her mom and dad and the rest of her family are still a bit of a debate. There are clues and things that point in certain directions, but open enough to leave you wondering for the next 18 months.
Starkiller base was crazy - it was like the DS rescue, the DS bombing runs, Endor bunker raid, and so much more combo'd into one thing. So much OT recycled into the plot for nostalgia beats, but it was so awesome I don't really care.
Going to go let it sink in and am already looking forward to seeing it again on Saturday morning with my boys.